IBEC release major new report outlining a vision for 2050 that would see Ireland have a smart, low carbon economy

You can download the report and brochure HERE

Climate change is the single greatest challenge faced by humankind today. Global temperatures are increasing, our environment is changing, and human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are responsible. Ireland must take decisive action to decouple emissions from population and economic growth and transition to a competitive low carbon economy.

For Irish business, such a transition presents a unique opportunity to build a better Ireland. If we focus on smart, cost-effective and evidence-based policies, we can use the transition to enhance our energy security, boost competitiveness, improve quality of life and create thousands of sustainable jobs across the country.

Ibec’s vision is for Ireland to achieve a competitive low carbon economy in 2050 by pursuing a well-planned roadmap for businesses and citizens.

We also wish to thank Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir and Dr Fionn Rogan from the SFI MaREI Centre’s Energy Policy and Modelling Group in University College Cork. Brian and Fionn gave their time to facilitate a series of dynamic workshops with Ibec members covering a range of topics relating to the low carbon transition. They also provided expert analysis and advice throughout the development of the report.